What did Sigmund Freud, Dr. William Mayo (Mayo Clinic) and Florence Nightingale all have in common? They were all early pioneers in the use of dogs to assist in comforting patients in troubling times. Today, dogs are widely used in therapeutic settings to help and support patients. Service animals assist their owner by replacing a lost or damaged sense. Therapy dogs can be used in a variety of settings to reduce anxiety, working dogs can detect bombs and drugs, and, some dogs can even detect certain cancers or predict ailments.
We have learned that many different dog breeds can be used to assist in developing trust and helping to calm individuals during lifes trials. The key is first understanding the psychology of the dog and then learning to "speak their language"
At Trinity Counseling, we want to help you learn "how to speak dog" and then assist you in finding your own unique way to use this new relationship with your dog to make a positive impact in your community.
Perhaps you want to visit a nursing facility, or a school or a hospital. Maybe your gift is helping others with their pets. Lean into us and let us assist you in developing your dogs full potential and releasing your own potential to be the hands and feet of Christ.
As a certified American Kennel Club (AKC) evaluator, we can help you get your dog ready to safely serve in any environment!
We can help you:
Several times each year, we offer seminars along with group training to help you prepare for service. If you would like to be kept informed about our seminars, please use the contact button and let us know.
Let's meet and and discuss if serving alongside your dog is right for you!